Historic Markers Across Georgia



Old Inn Site



Marker ID: GHM 157-4
Location: On Robert Toombs Ave at the square in Washington, GA
County: Wilkes
Coordinates: N 33° 44.222    W 082° 44.347
  33.73704    -82.73912
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6RF3
Old Inn Site  Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

This building stands on the site of one of the most popular inns of the early stagecoach days. Under it are the ancient handhewn timbers, hand made brick and massive beams of the inn basement. In the basement is the rock vault with heavy iron door and tremendous lock where the gold shipments and mail pouches were kept in safety for the stagecoaches.

Washington people were proud of their stagecoaches. They did not give them up until 1870--20 years after the coming of the railroad.

GHM 157-4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

Old Inn Site


 

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